Chilli 'Manzano Orange' (Capsicum pubescens)

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Chilli 'Manzano Orange' (Capsicum pubescens)

A long lived hot orange coloured chilli from the slopes of the Andean Mountains. It is cold hardy and related to the Rocoto Tree Peppers from Bolivia.

Growing Tips

Plant in a protected spot out of fierce sunlight and wind in a well-drained but moist soil. May need some support when it ages.

Use

Chillies form an integral part of many Asian and Latin American dishes along with some European, African and North American. Indeed over time most cuisines have added this fiery little fruit into their recipes. There are many forms that vary in colour, shape, flavour and of course heat. This is a nice orange form that is best eaten fresh.

Herb Attributes

HarvestApproximately 8-12 weeks
PositionPart to Full Sun
Height1.2m
Width50cm
LifespanPerennial
Heat rating out of 107